Canon Optura 200MC Digital Camcorder

Canon Updated: 2007-08-02
Canon Optura 200MC Digital Camcorder

Part Camcorder, Part Camera, Part of Your Life!
Part Camcorder, Part Camera, Part of Your Life! The Optura 200MC from Canon is brilliantly designed and exceptionally equipped with features that cater to even the most discerning videomaker or digital photographer.

Canon has taken the feature set of the highly successful Optura 100MC and added even more capabilities to make the Optura 200MC. The Optura 200MC successfully manages the task of being both a camcorder and a still camera. The new features include: video streaming capabilities with Windows XP, Exif 2.2 print standard compatibility, Super Night mode with light, USB terminal, extended range of digital special effects and fades, improved memory card access times, the ability to record video to the memory card, and much more.

To complement the high performance of the Optura 200MC, Canon offers a variety of different accessories. Whether you desire a fresh perspective, more light, or simply want to extend your shooting time, Canon has the right solution.


10x Optical Zoom with 200x Digital Zoom
Canon is known worldwide for its optics, with Canon lenses used on most broadcast TV cameras, and its photographic lenses the choice of many of the world's top-ranked photographers.

The Optura 200MC incorporates a bright zoom lens, specifically designed to handle the demands placed on it by the camcorder's high-resolution image sensor for both video and still picture applications. The zoom uses a special glass originally used in Canon digital still cameras, guaranteeing high picture quality.

The 10x optical zoom lens (4.2 - 42 mm) is the 35 mm focal length equivalent of 48 - 480 mm. Add an optional WD-34 Wide-converter to increase the field of view to the equivalent of 34 mm for indoor shots or panoramic views, or add the TL-34 Tele-converter to extend your telephoto viewing to the equivalent of 816 mm.

The digital zoom kicks in at the end of the optical zoom range, and is capable of extending to a maximum of 200x. This is the equivalent of a 9600 mm lens on a 35 mm photo camera. The digital zoom on the Optura 200MC provides sharper detail than others thanks to Canon's superior lens quality. You'll reveal details too distant to be seen with the eye alone.

When capturing digital still images, the lens becomes a 10x zoom, the equivalent of a 45 -- 450 mm lens on a 35 mm photo camera.

Six-Blade Iris
Canon has borrowed the six-blade iris from its 3-CCD camcorder models. These leading-edge models use this iris for professional exposure control. The Optura 200MC uses the same iris system to create stunning video and still photos.